LECTURE BY TONY OPOSA

On 17 October 2017, Athens PIL hosted a talk by Tony Oposa on the topic "Climate Justice for Future Generations". Mr. Oposa gave a highly visual and engaging talk about the importance of conservation, protection and restoration of the environment. He also introduced his new book “Shooting Stars and Dancing Fish: A Walk to the World We Want”. Tony Oposa, is one of Asia’s leading voices in the global arena of Environmental Law. His work is internationally known for the case where children, acting on behalf of future generations, took the Philippine Government to court to preserve the country’s remaining old-growth forests (1993). The case enforces the principle of inter-generational responsibility -- that the present generation has a responsibility to future generations. In 2008, after a ten-year legal battle, he won another case where the Supreme Court ordered the Philippine Government to clean up Manila Bay.